Sewing can be an effective way of adding
interest and dimension to your pages without being overwhelming
and bulky. This week, Kelley shows you the subtle effect
stitches on your page can have as she combines the technique
with Chatterbox papers.
This layout was created with papers from the Chatterbox
Bunkhouse Room Collection (two sheets of Bunkhouse Den
Stripe Cardstock, one sheet of Bunkhouse Stripe Cardstock, one
sheet of Bunkhouse Argyle Paper and one sheet of Bunkhouse Dots
Paper), white thread, black ink, alphabet stamps and a selection
of coordinating ribbon.
Use your two sheets of Bunkhouse Den
Stripe Cardstock for your background. Cut two strips of
Bunkhouse Argyle Paper and adhere them horizontally across the
bottom of your pages. Make sure when the two pages are sat side
by side that the strips match up. Using white thread, sew along
the top and bottom of these strips.
Mat two vertical photos with Bunkhouse
Dots Paper and two horizontal photos with the red underside
of one of your papers. Do not fully adhere the horizontal
photos. Leave a gap so you can tuck a tag in behind them.
Position your photos on your layout and sew around the edges
with white thread.
Mat your remaining photo
with and cut in half. Position the left half on the left-hand
page and the right half on the right-hand page so they line up
with each other. Sew around the edges with white thread.
Cut out two strips of red and brown diamonds.
Sew vertically to the left and right edges of your page, as
shown above. Using alphabet stamps, stamp a word (in this case,
the names of the boys in the photos) on top of your diamond
strips. Repeat this process with blue and gold diamonds to
create the small horizontal title spanning two pages.
out the letters from your main title from Bunkhouse
Lightly ink the edges with black ink and sew onto your layout,
as shown above.
Select an arrangement of co-ordinating
ribbon. Sew them in place, as shown in the layout above and then
cut out two tags and add journaling. Attach ribbon to the top of
each tag and tuck behind your two horizontal photos.
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